This Week's Event
This Saturday, 3 alpacas from Cheff Fields Farm will be visiting the market! Guests will be able to interact with these interesting animals as well as learn all about alpaca wool, weaving and knitting
With the back-to-school season upon us, we thought we’d feature an easy recipe the kids are sure to enjoy that incorporates the delicious and fresh corn that is currently available at the market! The recipe of the week is a sweet pepper, corn and black bean quesadilla which not only features the season’s freshest corn but two eyefoods: sweet orange peppers and black beans!
Of all the different coloured peppers, orange peppers contain the highest amount of nutrients that are beneficial to the health of our eyes. Orange peppers are a great source of zeaxanthin, which combined with its sidekick lutein, reduces the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. And if that wasn’t enough, one half of a large orange pepper contains nearly 50% of our daily target of Vitamin C!
Beans are an excellent source of fiber and protein. They’re low in fat which means that they are an excellent food to add to your diet since they not only help our eyes, but our hearts too! Black beans in particular are high in fiber and are a significant source of zinc. The easiest way to incorporate beans into your diet is by using canned beans but be sure to thoroughly rinse them to get rid of any excess sodium.